The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Author: G. Richard Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316805719

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All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject.

The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth

Author: George Richard Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781316795859

Page: 396

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All humans share certain components of tooth structure, but show variation in size and morphology around this shared pattern. This book presents a worldwide synthesis of the global variation in tooth morphology in recent populations. Research has advanced on many fronts since the publication of the first edition, which has become a seminal work on the subject. This revised and updated edition introduces new ideas in dental genetics and ontogeny and summarizes major historical problems addressed by dental morphology. The detailed descriptions of 29 dental variables are fully updated with current data and include details of a new web-based application for using crown and root morphology to evaluate ancestry in forensic cases. A new chapter describes what constitutes a modern human dentition in the context of the hominin fossil record.

Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

This follow-up to The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth puts methods to use in interpreting human origins and affinities.

Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology

Author: G. Richard Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011450

Page: 559

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This follow-up to The Anthropology of Modern Human Teeth puts methods to use in interpreting human origins and affinities.

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research.

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118845439

Page: 540

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Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth.

Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology

Author: Joel D. Irish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139468111

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Bringing together a variety of accomplished dental researchers, this book covers a range of topics germane to the study of human and other primate teeth. The chapters encompass work on individuals to samples, ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The focus throughout the book is the methodology required for the study of modern dental anthropology, comprising the scientific methods in use today - ranging from simple observation to advanced computer-based analyses - which can be utilized by the reader in their own dental research. Originating from the 20th anniversary meeting of the Dental Anthropology Association, this is a valuable reference source for graduate students, academic researchers and professionals in the social and life sciences, as well as clinicians.

Dental Anthropology

The book presents 15 studies that cover various human dental variables and relates to different anthropological factors.

Dental Anthropology

Author: D. R. Brothwell

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483184757

Page: 296

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Symposia of the Society for the Study of Human Biology, Volume V: Dental Anthropology is a collection of papers that covers the application of dental pathology in the context of anthropology. The book presents 15 studies that cover various human dental variables and relates to different anthropological factors. The dental variables considered in the articles include tooth morphology; occlusion and malocclusion of primate teeth; morphogenesis of deciduous molar pattern in man; and double-rooted human lower canine teeth. The text also covers topics about race specific dental traits such as radiographic study of the Neanderthal teeth from Krapina; crown characters of the deciduous dentition of the Japanese-American hybrids; and analysis of the American Indian dentition. The selection will be of great interest to evolutionary scientists, such as anthropologists and paleontologists.

Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution

The objective of the volume is to bring together, in one collection, the most innovative dental anthropological research as it pertains to the study of hominid evolution.

Dental Perspectives on Human Evolution

Author: Shara E. Bailey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402058446

Page: 412

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The objective of the volume is to bring together, in one collection, the most innovative dental anthropological research as it pertains to the study of hominid evolution. In the past few decades both the numbers of hominid dental fossils and the sophistication of the techniques used to analyze them have increased substantially. The book’s contributions focus on dental morphometrics, growth and development, diet and dental evolution.

What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

Explores the insights that fossil hominin teeth provide about human evolution, linking findings with current debates in palaeoanthropology.

What Teeth Reveal about Human Evolution

Author: Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107082102

Page: 275

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Explores the insights that fossil hominin teeth provide about human evolution, linking findings with current debates in palaeoanthropology.

Dinner with a Cannibal

With history, paleoanthropology, science, gore, sex, murder, war, culinary tidbits, medical facts, and anthropology filling its pages, Dinner with a Cannibal presents both the light and dark side of the human story; the story of how we came ...

Dinner with a Cannibal

Author: Carole A Travis-Henikoff

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 1595809961

Page: 333

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Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, Dinner with a Cannibal takes its readers on an astonishing trip around the world and through history, examining its subject from every angle in order to paint the incredible, multifaceted panoply that is the reality of cannibalism. At the heart of Carole A. Travis-Henikoff’s book is the question of how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today. At a time when science is being battered by religions and failing teaching methods, Dinner with a Cannibal presents slices of multiple sciences in a readable, understandable form nested within a wealth of data. With history, paleoanthropology, science, gore, sex, murder, war, culinary tidbits, medical facts, and anthropology filling its pages, Dinner with a Cannibal presents both the light and dark side of the human story; the story of how we came to be all the things we are today.

Human Growth in the Past

An interdisciplinary analysis of human growth in past populations, first published in 1999.

Human Growth in the Past

Author: Robert D.. Hoppa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521631532

Page: 315

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An interdisciplinary analysis of human growth in past populations, first published in 1999.

Tooth Development in Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology

This book critically reviews theory, assumptions, methods and literature to examine the unique role of teeth in preserving records of human growth.

Tooth Development in Human Evolution and Bioarchaeology

Author: Simon Hillson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107011337

Page: 313

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This book critically reviews theory, assumptions, methods and literature to examine the unique role of teeth in preserving records of human growth.

The Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave China

Through detailed description and interpretation of the most complete early modern human skeleton from eastern Asia, "The Early Modern Human from Tianyan Cave, China," addresses long-term questions about the ancestry of modern humans in ...

The Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave  China

Author: Hong Shang

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442456

Page: 245

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Through detailed description and interpretation of the most complete early modern human skeleton from eastern Asia, "The Early Modern Human from Tianyan Cave, China," addresses long-term questions about the ancestry of modern humans in eastern Asia and the nature of the changes in human behavior with the emergence of modern human biology.

Dental Morphology for Anthropology

This work provides a new, comprehensive update to the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (ASUDAS).

Dental Morphology for Anthropology

Author: Heather J. H. Edgar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315300818

Page: 184

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This work provides a new, comprehensive update to the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (ASUDAS). Drawing upon her extensive experience in informatics, curating data, and dental morphological data acquisition, Edgar has developed accessible and user-friendly standardized images and descriptions of dental morphological variants. The manual provides nearly 400 illustrations that indicate ideal expressions of each dental trait. These drawings are coupled with over 650 photographs of real teeth, indicating real-world examples of each expression. Additionally, trait descriptions have been written to be clear, comparative, and easy to apply. Together, the images and descriptions are presented in a standardized form for quick and clear reference. All of these modifications to ASUDAS make it more usable for students and professionals alike. In addition to these features of the manual, the text makes a brief but strong argument for why dental morphology will continue to be a useful tool in biological anthropology through the 21st century.

The Tales Teeth Tell

In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness.

The Tales Teeth Tell

Author: Tanya M. Smith

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262348934

Page: 296

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What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots—capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness. Humans' impressive set of varied teeth provides a multipurpose toolkit honed by the diet choices of our mammalian ancestors. Fossil teeth, highly resilient because of their substantial mineral content, are all that is left of some long-extinct species. Smith explains how researchers employ painstaking techniques to coax microscopic secrets from these enigmatic remains. Counting tiny daily lines provides a way to estimate age that is more powerful than any other forensic technique. Dental plaque—so carefully removed by dental hygienists today—records our ancestors' behavior and health in the form of fossilized food particles and bacteria, including their DNA. Smith also traces the grisly origins of dentistry, reveals that the urge to pick one's teeth is not unique to humans, and illuminates the age-old pursuit of “dental art.” The book is generously illustrated with original photographs, many in color.

Comparative Dental Morphology

This book will serve as an important reference for researchers of dental sciences, anatomy, evolutionary biology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, archaeology, prehistoric anthropology, comparative anatomy, genetics, embryology, and ...

Comparative Dental Morphology

Author: T. Koppe

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805592302

Page: 216

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Teeth and their surrounding structures are exceptional sources for addressing significant questions in numerous disciplines. In this publication, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers addresses important issues on current aspects of dental morphology research from evolutionary, anatomical, clinical and archaeological perspectives. In combining leading-edge methods of data acquisition and analyses, such as molecular analyses and highly advanced non-destructive imaging technologies, the book demonstrates how information about various aspects of dental morphology can be used to explore the evolution of vertebrate life histories, a subject most relevant to our own species. The chapters provide profound discussions on dental evolution, dental morphology, dental tissues, dental growth and development, as well as on clinical aspects of dental morphology. As a special feature, the publication provides new information about the role of teeth as tools in reconstructing the nature and behaviour of past populations. This book will serve as an important reference for researchers of dental sciences, anatomy, evolutionary biology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, archaeology, prehistoric anthropology, comparative anatomy, genetics, embryology, and forensic medicine.